Kosta has been working and performing with Footnote NZ Dance for two years honing in on his talent in performing and working with numerous established NZ choreographers. He previously worked and performed with Okareka Dance Company and Auckland Theatre Company in their collaborative production, 'Paniora', for the New Zealand International Arts Festival (2014). He has worked independently with Tupua Tigafua in Tempo Dance Festival (2012, 2013) and Moana Pacific Performing Arts Festival (2013). Having worked with established and emerging choreographers, he has become attune to the climate of the New Zealand contemporary dance industry and now wishes to contribute to progression of this art form with his own ideas and a refined movement vocabulary. Kosta's aim is to engage the audience, young and old, and entice those who are not familiar with this type of performance. He wishes to offer a new voice and perspective to dance and its relationship to the wider arts and performance realm.
Since graduating from Unitec Institute of Technology, Josie became a member of Footnote NZ Dance's ChoreoCo Company performing in works by Lucy Marinkovich and Claire O'Neil. She has worked with choreographer Douglas Wright as the understudy for his latest work 'The Kiss Inside' as well as spending time in both Australia and Europe developing her practice. Throughout this time Josie had the privilege of attending workshops with artists Anouk Van Dyke, Russell Dumas, Jennifer Lacey, Mark Larimer and Alex Eynaudi. This exposure to new information and the contemporary dance environment overseas has stimulated her desire to create work and solidify her own unique voice as both performer and choreographer. She wishes to challenge the way in which New Zealand's practitioners and audiences approach, consider and experience work by offering an alternative understanding of how and why contemporary dance is both influential and necessary to society as it is unlike any other known medium.
A minimalist and postmodern contemporary dance show for the revitalisation of pure movement.
A contemporary dance work working with form and scores, presented at Auckland Fringe Festival 2017.